Sweet Pea Shrub

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Fast-growing, tall open shrub with slender leaves and bright flowers that are produced much of the year. Adds interesting texture to the landscape. Use as an accent or specimen. Prune regularly to retain shape.

Companion Plants

Common Boxwood

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Common Boxwood

Handsome evergreen shrub is very tolerant of pruning and shaping. Well-suited for topiary, entryways or hedging. Flowers in spring are insignificant but very fragrant. Prune in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Italian Cypress

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Italian Cypress

This narrow, columnar tree is covered with grayish-green needle-like leaves. Its unique and very particular shape make it an outstanding landscape accent or topiary. Small cones emerge in fall. May benefit from shelter from wind. Drought tolerant and adaptable to various soils.

Yaupon Holly

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Yaupon Holly

Broadleaf evergreen shrub. Dwarf spreading habit with tiny, lustrous leaves. Self-fruiting form. Red fruit ripens in fall.

Details

Common name

Sweet Pea Shrub

Botanical name

Polygala dalmaisiana

Zone

USDA 9 - 11

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Bloom color

Pink

Bloom time

summer-fall

Light

part sun

Height

3-8' (1-2.5 m)

Habit

rounded

Water

every other day

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

apply mulch